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Survivors recall Manx2 crash at inquest

 

An inquest into the deaths of six people in the Cork air crash three years ago, has heard from survivors of the tragedy.

The hearing in the Republic of Ireland has been told the six were killed when a Manx2 plane crashed on approach to Cork airport in fog in February 2011.

Donal Walsh from Waterford in Ireland was the first to give evidence, he said after the crash no one screamed.

Heather Wilson said she feared she would be burnt alive, while another passenger Laurence Wilson, said a prayer.

Mark Dickens shouted "we are going to crash" and afterwards recalled a fellow passenger crying for help.

He then heard someone from the emergency services shouting "we're here, don't worry".

Three northern Ireland businessmen, a Briton, the Spanish pilot and British co pilot lost their lives.

The final report by Ireland's Air Accident Investigation Unit published earlier this year suggested loss of control by the crew during an aborted landing was the probable cause.

The report made 11 safety recommendations, its authors describing it as the most challenging of 500 investigations it had completed. 

 

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